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Artichoke vs. Alcohol

Artichokes often get a bad rap due to their quirky appearance, preparation requirements and reputation as an uppity cosmopolitan side dish, but it turns out they may have a purpose after all. Rumors have been circulating for some time that artichokes and artichoke extract may help cure hangovers, even resulting in the manufacture and marketing

Apéritif vs. Digestif

Every once in a while the sensible drinker may be faced with a leather-bound cocktail list that likes to tart up its offerings with fancy names. Among the categories there may be found drinks described as apéritifs and digestifs. This should be no cause for worry. Simply put, these are French words used to describe